Water Safety http://wxpr.org en Paddleboarders Need to Be Visible, Bring Life Jackets http://wxpr.org/post/paddleboarders-need-be-visible-bring-life-jackets <p>Paddleboards are showing up more and more often on northern lakes.&nbsp; With their popularity skyrocketing over the past decade, the DNR is stressing good water safety practices.&nbsp;</p><p>DNR Recreational Safety Warden Mark Little says a life jacket is required when paddleboarding. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It doesn’t have to be worn, although we encourage you to wear it.&nbsp; Most people strap it down or bungee cord it down so it’s at least with them.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:22:28 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20862 at http://wxpr.org Paddleboarders Need to Be Visible, Bring Life Jackets Health Officials Urge Water Safety http://wxpr.org/post/health-officials-urge-water-safety <p>With summer weather arriving in the Northwoods, health officials are reminding the community to practice healthy swim habits.&nbsp;</p><p>This week is designated Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week.&nbsp;</p><p>The Oneida County Health Department says using life jackets and knowing CPR can prevent drowning and other injuries in the water.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:58:42 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18930 at http://wxpr.org Health Officials Urge Water Safety Swim Lessons, Life Jackets Save Lives http://wxpr.org/post/swim-lessons-life-jackets-save-lives <P>May is Water Safety Month.</P> <P>The Head Swim Instructor at the YMCA of the Northwoods Karen Fiocchi says it's a good time to learn to swim and think safety.</P> <P>Fiocchi says learning to swim and wearing life jackets in a boat are the best ways to prevent drowning...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....the Oneida County Drowing Prevention Task Force has helped with the DNR's program to have life jacket loaner stations we also say when kids are in swim lessons, 'reach or throw--don't go'. Fri, 17 May 2013 20:54:27 +0000 Ken Krall 2350 at http://wxpr.org Swim Lessons, Life Jackets Save Lives